It Only Sounds Romantic In Stories

Even though we live on the Canadian prairies, these days, far fewer families actually make a living farming.  The latest stats provided by this Alberta Agriculture Report in 2006 state that there were 49,431 farms in Alberta.  A decline of 7.9 percent from their previous survey in 2001.  What’s interesting is the total area of farmed land […]

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It’s Fun To Be Ukrainian

Merry Christmas to my family and friends!  ‘z Rizdvom Khrystovym’  if you speak Ukrainian Some older folks will also say, ‘Kristos Razdayestsya’, which is ‘Christ is born’. While we won’t be exchanging more gifts or eating the traditional meal, I do like to honour my dad and my grandparents by being mindful of my heritage. My Grandparents […]

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Back To A Simpler Time

A slice of Boomdee with a little Mozart on top? Imagine it’s 1912, Привіт, друз (hello friends), is what your Ukrainian neighbours might have yelled from their horse-drawn carriage as they passed by your farm.   Many rural folk happily lived their whole lives within their tight-knit communities, never straying too far.  After all, it […]

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Thankful For Their Sacrifices

I know many of you tirelessly work at collecting family histories.  Dusting off the past with hopes of unraveling their stories. What we’re able to learn, is so often found in a stale vault, library or archive. That’s why the “Ukrainian Pioneer Centenary Recognition Program”  is so unique. My journey to the past has revealed that my […]

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